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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:52
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:51
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Inside the List

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:51
Helen Macdonald, whose memoir “H Is for Hawk” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has become something of a sensation in her native England.






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‘Hell and Good Company,’ by Richard Rhodes

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:51
Richard Rhodes offers an anecdotal — and technological — history of the Spanish Civil War.






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‘After Birth,’ by Elisa Albert

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:50
A novel traces the changes brought by a baby’s arrival.






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Crime: Lene Kaaberbol’s ‘Doctor Death,’ and More

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:49
New novels by Lene Kaaberbol, Bryan Reardon, William Shaw and S. D. Sykes.






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Daniel Handler’s ‘We Are Pirates’

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:46
A father and daughter pursue riches in the music world and on the open water in Daniel Handler’s comic novel.






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Jorie Graham’s ‘From the New World’

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:46
Jorie Graham’s career-spanning selected poems show how she moved the art form forward.






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‘The Italians,’ by John Hooper

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:45
The Economist’s Italy correspondent explains the confounding inner workings of the Bel Paese.






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‘The Big Seven,’ by Jim Harrison

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:44
An outlaw clan terrorizes a town in the Upper Peninsula, and Jim Harrison’s hapless detective is caught in the crossfire.






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The Shortlist: Alice Fulton’s ‘Barely Composed,’ and More

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:43
New books by Alice Fulton, Jynne Dilling Martin, Katie Ford and Erin Belieu.






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Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:42
A young soldier from Afghanistan narrates this first novel by an American who served several tours of duty there.






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Open Book: Transcending War

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:41
Elliot Ackerman’s debut novel, “Green on Blue,” was partly inspired by his experience training Afghan soldiers.






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‘The American Lover,’ by Rose Tremain

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:41
Rose Tremain’s stories of transgressive love, unfulfilled desires and souls laid bare.






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ArtsBeat: Shakespeare’s First Folio to Get 50-State Tour

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 17:43
A book tour of sorts for Shakespeare to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.






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ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:32
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.






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By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:00
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”






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Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:23
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.






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Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:00
A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘H Is for Hawk’

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:37
Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”






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